The Youth Café is a fully inclusive, safe haven for young people, run from a renovated building in the centre of Elgin. More than just a place to hang out, it offers imaginative activities and courses on food and health during term-time and holidays, with most ideas coming from the young people themselves. The café has around 6,000 visits from 450 young people in a year. The cooking courses are extremely popular, with around 200 young people take the Confidence to Cook course each year.Read ‘Elgin Youth Café’ here
Young people: case studies
Young people have been involved in creating imaginative community food initiatives in Scotland. Many are aimed at making healthy eating fun and developing independent living skills, like cooking and shopping, but food is also a good starting point for employability training and getting involved in charitable projects.